Warrington-based housing data management company Illumar has appointed Peter Luke as commercial director and Jonathan Gould as client solutions consultant. These appointments mark an exciting time for Illumar with a number of new clients now using its data management platform.
Illumar is a joint venture between Warrington-based business services provider Inprova and data automation software specialists Insource. The platform, which was set up in October 2020, helps social landlords benefit from their data assets, driving improved business performance, tenant satisfaction and regulatory compliance.
Peter Luke joins from Liverpool-based tech firm Gas Tag where he was commercial director. He has over 25 years’ experience developing solutions in asset management and operations and previously worked in central government outsourcing as business development director for Capita and at United Utilities in operational and commercial positions.
In his new role, Peter will be responsible for executing an ambitious growth strategy in the social housing sector, working with existing and new customers to deliver their data management strategies.
Jonathan Gould has over 16 years’ experience in housing and local government, both directly for social landlords and councils and also in a consultant capacity. In previous roles at Ark Consultancy, Oxford City Council, Family Housing Association and Orbit Homes, he managed major ICT and asset management projects.
As client solutions consultant, Jonathan will support housing providers to understand their data landscape and capability, collaborate in the design of data management solutions and deliver the housing data management platform to their organisation.
Peter Luke, commercial director at Illumar said: “I’m really excited to drive forward Illumar’s proposition as it addresses a range of highly relevant, data-related policy issues such as building and fire safety, asset management and tenant engagement – all things that social landlords are currently struggling with. The solution can make a real difference in the sector, particularly in providing a single, trusted source of the truth and a ‘golden thread’ for landlords’ data.”
Jonathan Gould, client solutions consultant at Illumar said: “Although the social housing sector is rich in excellent data and knowledge, it’s not currently using it proficiently or to proper effect. I’m looking forward to helping Illumar change this as we support social landlords to release the value of their data and make sure it is accessible and trusted and of the highest quality.”
Steve Malone, CEO of Illumar said: “Recruiting Peter and Jonathan is an important step for Illumar. We have an ambitious product development road map for 2021, including the launch of an automated annual Statistical Data Return, a KPI automated reporting suite, a compliance dashboard and a data maturity and health check service. Peter and Jonathan will be critical to ensuring that Illumar products help the sector achieve the changes it needs to make around data integrity, as outlined by the housing regulator.”